Soapbox

back of the net

You’ve probably heard more than enough recently about the difficulties and challenges small presses are facing. So here’s a piece in praise of our successes, our small victories, the things…

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spring clean

Stuck inside Ignite Villas – as a cold, grey, wet Spring dragged on and on and on – we took a look at this website and realised it needed something of…

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in, out, about.

Today is a quiet day at Ignite Villas. We’re catching up on housework and watching greenfinch squabbling at the bird feeder. It’s just what the doctor ordered after a busy…

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indie bookshops

We’re always looking for new ways to promote what we do and publicise our authors’ work. Recently, we’ve been teaming up with local independent bookshops, putting on events where we…

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hot off the press

Or – more accurately – currently at the press. The seventh collection of poems from Steve Pottinger will be officially published in January 2024, but is at the printers right…

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a little gem

Yesterday evening, we popped along to Script Haven bookshop in Worcester – we say ‘bookshop’, but it’s a thriving community hub which serves good coffee and great cake and supports local…

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out on the road

One of the major challenges for small presses is how to let as many people as possible know what you’re up to. A loyal customer base is a good starting…

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tricky times

It’s not easy being an independent publisher right now. We’re not the first small publishing house to point this out – it’s a regular theme on Twitter, and a pressing concern…

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